A meat market and butcher store in Jennings hosted its grand opening Saturday. The proprietor mentioned beginning the enterprise took a leap of religion.
“The furlough occurred there in the long run of April, early Could. With out that state of affairs occurring, I in all probability would have by no means adventured out to do one thing totally different,” mentioned Remington.
Remington mentioned he stopped working and had extra time to note issues just like the meat scarcity in his space.
Jennings solely has a Greenback Basic, and he mentioned most individuals depart the city to purchase meat and produce so he wished to assist remedy that problem.
That’s when he began R and D Meats.
“Having the ability to serve the neighborhood is one other blessing for us. Having the ability to have the power proper right here and the interlocal neighborhood is a giant deal,” mentioned Remington.
The USDA-certified meat market employs 8 folks full-time and processes not less than 12,000 kilos of meat every week.
Remington mentioned the meat is domestically produced with beef coming from OSU-Stillwater and pork from Beard Brothers.
“Some folks say, you realize, you realize the place your animals come from, know the place your meat comes from. We do,” mentioned Remington.
At present, the neighborhood gathered to have a good time the grand opening of R and D Meats.
Susan Mears was a first-time buyer at present and he or she mentioned she will likely be again due to the standard.
“The freshness, as a substitute of the whole lot being hauled in by a truck,” mentioned Mears.
Remington mentioned the assist from the neighborhood has been superb.
He is glad he adopted his dream.
“It has been a blessing…it has been one thing that you can by no means thought might of occurred. It is a dream come true,” mentioned Remington.